Legal Resources

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Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) -- the Basics

The laws surrounding the confidential of student education records.

WA school district not liable for peer-on-peer sexual harassment

The student failed to prove facts essential to prevail under his claim for sexual harassment.

US Department of Education’s definition of “highly qualified teacher” invalidated

The federal regulation implementing the No Child Left Behind Act was partially invalidated.

Custody issues and schools

At the beginning of each school year front office staff and administrators must deal with tough situations involving custody disputes.

Supreme Court grants unemployment benefits to teacher involved in film clip controversy

A teacher was entitled to unemployment benefits under Oregon law after he resigned in lieu of termination.

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